Author: David Bennett

Westlaw is changing

Westlaw is changing.  On Monday 5 August 2019, the Westlaw interface will change completely.  An early look by our Law subject team has suggested that there will be: Changes we are happy to see You will be able to highlight

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Book recalls over the Summer Vacation (14th June – 19th Sept 2019)

From Friday 14th June, no recall notices will be sent out. This means that from this date, you will not receive emails asking you to return a book you have on loan if someone else has reserved it.

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Moving towards continuous performance management

This week, we are pleased to present something a little different – a post offered to us by David Mizne from the award winning 15Five blog on methods for working continually towards continuous performance management… continuously.  I’m pretty sure there

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Maths Café is closed now for the Summer!

Maths Café has closed for the Summer!  They will return from 16 September bringing you daily Maths (and weekly statistics, logistics and operational research) support. While library staff are happy to help you find books, ebooks and other resources that

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PsycINFO update (4 June 2019)

Our main Psychology resource, PsycINFO, is scheduled for a major update, expected to go live on Tuesday 4 June 2019.  This “reload” will implement the latest APA thesaurus tool.  Medical subject headings will be added as a search field and

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Portsmouth Municipal College survives the Blitz!

In November 2018, I blogged about Portsmouth Municipal College and its students during the First World War. To tie in with the D-Day 75 commemorations, this piece looks at the college in 1944 and the continuing impact of events earlier

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Anxiety and its antidotes

Going away to university is often said to be the best years of a young person’s life, and yet the number of UK university students who report a mental health concern is now five times what it was ten years

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Happy National Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia!

Happy National Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia!  (Someone really should come up with a catchier name).  May 17th was chosen to celebrate gender and sexual diversity after the WHO declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder on 17 May 1990. 

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Closure and re-carpeting of Library Area 1A (10-31 June 2019)

We are continually working to refurbish the Library so that it is as pleasant a place to work in as possible.  The next stage of this work is to replace the carpet in Area 1A on the first floor of

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23 wellbeing things. No. 23, Learning from life

People are a lot like ponds – both reflect without even knowing they are doing it.  Unlike ponds, people can work to improve their ability actively to reflect and learn from life experiences – what went well and what you

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